Fact Sheet: Risk Mitigation and Management of Health Threats from Animals in Vietnam

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Part of the USAID-FAO Global Health Security Program, this project in Vietnam has been developed in close consultation between FAO Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases in Vietnam and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and will expand on One Health, a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment


This project will build upon the success and lessons learnt from the Emerging Pandemic Threats project and address the continually evolving and constantly changing complexity of emerging infectious diseases, anti-microbial resistance (AMR), and bio-threats epidemiology in the region. 


Through this project Vietnam can further enhance One Health multi-sectoral collaboration, enhance awareness and behavior change, build national capacities for surveillance of AMR, and conduct antimicrobial stewardship activities. 


Specifically, this project will: 1) enhance management of public health risks through improved monitoring and sharing information on zoonoses and AMR across all sectors; 2) reduce the risk of zoonoses and AMR to emerge and be transmitted along the animal production chain; and 3) design evidence-based policy instruments on zoonoses, AMR, and animal production. 


Strengthen animal health systems to reduce the risks and impacts of emerging infectious diseases, AMR, and bio-threats through an inclusive One Health approach.


[1] “One Health,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 25, 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/index.html

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 10:00pm

Last updated: February 21, 2021